Get to know David!
Three of his hobbies:
- Mixed martial arts (MMA) / Competition fighting – David began MMA in 2012 and has been training for his first ring match ever since. He expects to be ready to step into the ring November of 2019.
- Racquetball – David plays in the driver position. He says this sport helps him with quick reaction time for MMA.
- Rapping – Rap music helps David relate his experiences in life to others. He even went on tour as T.O.B.! David hopes his rap will help others to not make dumb choices.
David is the Dungeon Master for our company’s Dungeons & Dragon’s group. His favorite mythological creature is the phoenix. This is not only because it can be born again, but because each time the phoenix is reborn makes it more powerful. The phoenix will have more strength and a better shield. It is a beast that reminds us to turn our failures into strengths.
A guilty pleasure that David won’t dabble in anymore is video games. He says he got too attached and it took away his focus on MMA. David went as far as to give away his TV and console to prevent distractions. While he was playing, his favorite games were Fallout and Dance Dance Revolution.
A talent that David prides himself in is perseverance. He is someone who has over come more than his fair share of struggle in life and continues to push through any obstacle put in front of him.
A fun fact about David is that he has little to no sense of smell.
Working at Votion
David’s favorite part of working at Votion is seeing the potential in others and watching each individual grow. “It’s so cool to be a part of others’ development and watch them realize how much they can actually do,” said David. He really enjoys being hands on with his team and molding each member into an essential part of our office. One of David’s favorite quotes is from Zig Ziglar: “You can get everything you want, as long as you help others get anything they want.” He explains that those that are focused on others’ success, it will get farther than those who are only concerned with their own success.
Some things David is looking forward to doing by the end of this year are being successful in a campaign that he previously felt he couldn’t do and then expanding with that campaign into a new market. He has his eye on Salem, Oregon and Nashville, Tennessee, but is open to whichever market is available for the taking at the time of his promotion.
To anyone looking to emulate his success, David stresses the need to know your goals for life and who is depending on you to reach them. “If you know your why, you’ll never give up,” said David. “Everyone is going to hit something that knocks them down, but if you know what you have to lose you won’t let it stop you.” David describes that there is a metaphorical ‘last wall’ people reach, and that you need to know your goals to be able to get past it.
However he gets there, we have no doubt that David has what it takes to become our next Manager. Congratulations again on being voted our August Employee of the Month, David!